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Trucking HR Canada launches new project focused on mental health


 

OTTAWA, Ont.  – Trucking HR Canada, with support from the Ontario provincial government, today announced a new project focused on mental health in the trucking and logistics sector.

Spanning two years, the new initiative will work to increase understanding among trucking and logistics employers on the importance of psychological health in the workplace; and, develop practical and relevant resources and tools to support employers in addressing employee mental health.

“Mental health in the workplace is an important, emerging priority among trucking and logistics employers,”  said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “This project enables us to focus on the development of tools tailored to the needs of trucking and logistics’ employers in supporting workers dealing with mental health issues.”

In any given week, it is estimated 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to a mental health issue, and the cost of a disability leave is about twice the cost of a leave due to physical illness.

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2 Comments » for Trucking HR Canada launches new project focused on mental health
  1. Gary Hunt says:

    Great to see others in trucking industry recognizing that this great industry is being affected like all others when it comes to mental health. Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association was the first trucking safety association in Canada to step up and participate in becoming approved trainer’s for the Canadian Mental Health Associations, The Working Mind workplace mental health training program for the truck transportation industry in Nova Scotia. A science and education based program for owners, managers and staff to help recognize and support you & all staff with mental health knowledge, training and factual proven educational information to help reduce and overcome the stigma around mental health.

  2. Robert Allard says:

    Mental health issue is a very sensitive subject especially in trucking
    More so that day in day out this job gets into your skin and there is a lot of factors contributing to a driver becoming sick and it is done gradually.
    There is a lot of factors like starting with family, lonely time, pay wise,road conditions. appointment factors like delivering at 0200 am and have to be back to go reload again, the pressure from customers and dispatch and going to the USA money exchange cost, regulations always are updated all know but the driver, there is much more and it will be a long journey to try to cure mental health. Truckers are strong and thank god they are.

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